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First-year Sequence (GUR Courses)
- 103 Major Cultural Traditions I (4)
- Analysis interpretation and discussion of a wide range to texts from ancient times to the 6th century, with emphasis on the Western traditions.
- 104 Major Cultural Traditions II (4)
- Analysis interpretation and discussion of a wide range to texts from the 7th century to the 20 century, with emphasis on the Western traditions.
- 105 Major Cultural Traditions III (4)
- Analysis, interpretation, and discussion of a wide range of sources from the contemporary world, with major emphasis on a culture outside North America.
- 106 Major Cultural Traditions IV (4)
- Analysis, interpretation, and discussion of a wide range of sources from the contemporary world, with equal emphasis on a North and South American culture.
- Note: Students take either Honors 105 or Honors 106 in spring term their first year.
Second Year Colloquia (GUR courses)
- 201 Colloquium in Philosophy (4)
- An introduction to philosophical methods and to the branches of philosophical inquiry. The class will concentrate on a specific subject or topic in each colloquium, and the area of emphasis will therefore vary from year to year.
- 202 Colloquium in Economics (4)
- An introduction to the principles of micro- and macroeconomics, including the role of the market in allocating scarce resources, the decision making of economic agents, market and regulatory failures, macroeconomic performance, competing theories of the macro economy, the creation of money, and international trade and finance. Students will have the opportunity for extensive discussion and to explore one or more areas of the discipline.
- 203 Colloquium in Antropology (4)
- The study of societies that contrast with Western Civilization, leading to an acquaintance with the concept of culture, human variation, and change, and their importance to an understanding of human behavior. Emphasis on understanding each culture from its own point of view rather than our own. Class will concentrate on discussion and will provide students with an opportunity to explore one or more areas of the discipline.
- 204 Colloquium in Psychology (4)
- An introduction to the basic concepts and methods of the discipline of psychology utilizing the results of research investigations. Students will have an opportunity to perform independent work.
- 205 Colloquium in History (4)
- The study of history as a discipline, including an introduction to primary sources, source criticism, basic techniques of historical research, and historical writing. Students will study a specific historical issue or event in some depth.
- 206 Colloquium in Political Science (4)
- An introduction to the concept of politics and the types of governments and political issues in the contemporary world, with an emphasis on the comparative study of political ideas and systems. The class will focus on discussion and students will have an opportunity to study one or more areas in depth.
- 211 Colloquium in Physics (4)
- An introduction to the basic concepts and practice of physics, including the laws of motion, conservation of energy and momentum, gravitation, electricity and magnetism, sound and light waves, radioactivity, and fission and fusion. The class includes a lab, and students will have an opportunity to study an area of interest in depth.
- 212 Colloquium in Geology (4)
- Study of the earth including its origins, petrology, volcanology, orogeny, plate tectonics, and the evolution of continents as a result of surface and subsurface processes. The class includes a laboratory, and students will have the opportunity to study a particular area of geology in depth.
- 213 Colloquium in Biology (4)
- An introduction to the study of biology, including molecular and evolutionary processes, the energetics of living systems with emphasis on photosynthesis and respiration in relation to the first and second laws of thermodynamics, and the study of the physical structure of DNA and its involvement in information flow in the cell. The class includes a laboratory, and students will have an opportunity to explore a specific, selected area of inquiry.
Third Year Seminars
- Honors Seminars: 350 and above. Titles change each year. See link for the list of seminars for the 2015-2016 school year: